Trump Sweeps to Victory in Nevada

Trump Sweeps to Victory in NevadaTrump Sweeps to Victory in Nevada

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has easily won the US state of Nevada, cementing his lead in the race for party nomination. The billionaire now has three consecutive wins, after victories in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have been attacking each other this week, are vying for second place. Party officials said they were looking into reports of double voting and not enough ballots at one caucus site, BBC reported.

Some volunteers also wore clothing in support of Trump, but officials said this was not against the rules.

In his victory speech, Trump told a roaring crowd of supporters: “We’re winning, winning, winning the country, and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning.”

Nevada, typically a swing state with a substantial Latino population, is crucial to the election process. Hillary Clinton won the state on Saturday in the Democratic race.

Some 30 delegates—around 1% of the total—are up for grabs in the Nevada caucuses, the first Republican test in the west of the United States.

Early results show Donald Trump has a 42% lead over the rest of the Republican pack, with his closest rival Marco Rubio getting 25% of the vote.

Cheers erupted at the Trump camp in Las Vegas, as US networks started projecting the New York billionaire’s victory.